Best multiplayer games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S 2022

Halo Infinite Battle Pass
Halo Infinite Battle Pass (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Out of all of the best Xbox games available, some of the biggest highlights are multiplayer games. Whether you're looking to squad up with your friends, test your mettle against other players in competitive matches, or do a little of both, there's an awesome multiplayer-focused Xbox game for you. Here's a list of our top choices.

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Every multiplayer-focused title we listed here is superb, but if we had to recommend just one to play, it would be Halo Infinite. It's been a long time since a Halo game dominated the industry, but thanks to its superb gunplay, fluid movement, and diverse sandbox, Halo Infinite is already one of the most-played shooter games out there. The campaign is phenomenal too, and once campaign co-op comes out in 2022, it will be a blast to play with friends.

If playing RPGs with friends is what you're into, both Wasteland 3 and Divinity: Original Sin 2 are excellent choices. Both games are incredibly deep with tons of meaningful choices to make, numerous viable character builds to enjoy, and meticulously-detailed settings rich with quality worldbuilding.

Lastly, fans of high-stakes competitive gameplay will love both Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. These shooters have massive skill ceilings and competitive modes designed to allow you to test your skills against other players at your level, which will ultimately help you improve your performance. Overwatch in particular is a superb game to play if you like competitive gameplay but struggle in most shooter games, as many of the heroes in the game (tanks and supports especially) thrive off of strong gamesense and decision-making rather than snappy, accurate aim. Catch our Overwatch heroes list for a breakdown of how each hero works and some tips on playing them, too!

If none of the options on this list appeal to you, make sure to check out our full list of all the best Xbox games for more options. Also, if you're in need of a headset to use while climbing matchmaking skill tiers or partying up with friends, check out our Official Xbox Wireless Headset review and see if it's right for you. If not, have a look at our roundup of all the best Xbox headsets.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.